Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is now available for download

Ubuntu 12.10 is here. With this release there is no CD image only DVD image which is 800 MB in size. Torrent is preferred method for me. Ubuntu 12.10 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 64-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 32-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server Edition 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu […]

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Monday, September 17th, 2012

HP Releases Two Beta Versions of Open-Source WebOS

Hewlett-Packard released two beta versions of its open source webOS on Friday: one for developers that runs on the Ubuntu Linux desktop, and one for the “OpenEmbedded” development environment, intended to help developers port webOS to new devices. The August Edition, as the webOS team calls the latest release on the project website, consists of […]

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Its official: Google uses Ubuntu

From the article:   “You’d be a fool to use anything but Linux.” 🙂 Most Linux people know that Google uses Linux on its desktops as well as its servers. Some know that Ubuntu Linux is Google’s desktop of choice and that it’s called Goobuntu. But almost no one outside of Google knew exactly what […]

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

My article in Times of India: Is Linux ready for your PC?

In the battle of the desktop operating systems (OS), there are only three dominant players left – Windows, Mac and Linux. At some point, Windows was cast as the platform for the common man, Mac as the one for the artist, and Linux as the geek’s playground. Linux found favour in powering servers, supercomputers, large […]

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now available for Download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is here. This is the first time Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Desktop) will be supported for 5 years. Torrent is preferred method for me. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 64-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 32-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server Edition 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu […]

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Friday, April 20th, 2012

How HP Cloud Will Differentiate from Amazon, Rackspace

HP has now jumped on the bandwagon as a cloud service provider with HP Cloud. Here is an excerpts from Senior VP of HP Cloud services: On When OpenStack Reached Its Tipping Point: My thesis: The day Canonical shifted Ubuntu’s cloud bet from Eucalyptus to OpenStack, it was a wake up call for small vendors […]

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Insagram: Behind every billion dollar company there is a Linux :)

The recently acquired Instagram is powered by Ubuntu! Instagram was recently acquired by Facebook for $1 Billion. Its a 13 people company almost all of them in their 20s and just 2 years old. It is not just Ubuntu, the site is completely built on Open Source: Apache Solr, PostgreSQL, Redis and Django. Read more […]

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

In my experience if you can absolutely focus on getting one thing done, you can get it done really fast. Now Harvard Business review has a nice article on this. Here are some useful suggestions from the article. 1. Do the most important thing first in the morning, preferably without interruption, for 60 to 90 […]

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Android Kernel and Linux kernel merge

Android so far has been maintaining its separate kernel from the mainline Linux kernel.  The android kernel forked out of the mainline because of differences in accepting the changes which the android developers were working on. The good news is now with Kernel 3.3 the android specific changes are accepted in the mainline kernel. Ubuntu […]

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Ubuntu Cloud Day in Banglore

Ubuntu Cloud Day is coming to Bangalore on April 4th 2012. If you are interested you can register here. http://ubuntucloudday.in Here is a discount code to get you 20 percent off. Have Fun 🙂 LNKD20

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Epson L200/L100 on Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10

Epson L200 is a low cost multi-function device which is good for bulk printing. It offers Printing/Scanning and Copying. A similar model L100 is a stand along printer. Update: Epson has finally released the official drivers for t the Epson L100/L200. The only major problem remaining is that the scanner is not working on a […]

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Dropping the “L” Word

The root cause is branding. “Linux” (the brand) is muddy, confusing, and unfriendly to the mainstream computer user: those on the other side of the chasm. They are the exact people that we need to embrace Ubuntu and they don’t *get* “Linux”. They don’t know what it is. They get a negative connotation when they […]

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Enterprise and Private Cloud Solutions – Conversations in the Cloud

Recently published postcast on Ubuntu Cloud. This was recorded at Intel Cloud Summit. Conversations in the Cloud. Direct link to the pod cast.

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Friday, December 9th, 2011

Test drive your own private cloud

If you want to test drive your own private cloud, try Ubuntu Cloud Live. It’s a 600 MB image, just download, burn to USB drive, boot your system with it and you have a cloud setup. Download the image from here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-cloud-live/releases/11.10/ubuntu-11.10-cloud-live-amd64.img Note: This is a 64-bit mage. Recommended to have atleast a 4GB pen […]

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Friday, December 9th, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 is here

Ubuntu 11.10, code named Oneiric Ocelot,  is now available. It has loads of new functions, which puts other operating systems to shame! Here are a few cool features of this new release. Touch support The new Unity interface works well with mouse, keyboard and even touch. The dash allows you to quickly search for files, […]

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Palm size Media center: Zotac Nano

Zotac has come up with even smaller media center the ZOTAC ZBOX nano AD10. Its a palm size full fledged computer which can be used for computing or can be tucked behind your TV and be a media center. It has limited expandability unlike a PC but still every possible port that you may need. […]

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Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Short video about the Ubuntu Cloud

Here is a short video about Canonical’s cloud offering. This was recorded at Intel Cloud Summit 2011.

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Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot is now available for download

Ubuntu 11.10 is here, The 64-bit version offers multi-arch support, so you can install 32-bit applications and libraries on 64-bit systems. Ubuntu 11.10 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 64-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 32-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server Edition 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server Edition 32-Bit Torrent Main Server […]

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Ubuntu on CNN/CNBC

Ubuntu has received coverage on CNBC TV18 and CNN-IBN. Ubuntu review

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Quicktext for Thunderbird 7

I have been using Quicktext as an addon for Thunderbird for a while now and find it very useful. Recently I upgraded to Thunderbird 7 with Ubuntu 11.10. The Quicktext download doesn’t work beyond version 6. So I modified it to work with Thunderbird 7. It has been working well for me, if you want […]

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